MakerBeam got started when Sam Putman was designing a drafting table for his workspace. T-slot was a perfect choice, and browsing a catalog of parts, Sam daydreamed about a scaled down toy version of T-slot. Something that had all these great building components but in a desktop form. The idea of MakerBeam was born!
A new design was made creating Mini-T beams. Crowdfunding was used to raise funds in order to start production. The open standard used to create the makerbeams prevents a vendor lock-in. Any company can make the beams or provide accessories that will fit the Mini-T by MakerBeam.
Johan saw the project at Kickstarter.com and loved the idea. He backed the project and pledged money. Now he is the proud owner of Beam Number 65 and is eager to introduce MakerBeam in Europe. The webshop is his first step.